Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 693 691 918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.43% 14.18% 15.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.44% 58.76% 66.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 380 437
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £120 £130 £120
90th Percentile £495 £475 £488
England median daily rate £350 £352 £350
% change year-on-year -0.43% +0.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 117 220
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - +1.85%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.60 £40.19
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.92% -3.17% +5.00%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1128 1176 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.86% 24.13% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 622 664
East of England median daily rate £358 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.14% - +1.82%
10th Percentile £130 £158 £145
90th Percentile £550 £515 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 146 248
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.18 £10.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.13 £43.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +4 241 £325 -13.33% 54
Cambridgeshire 0 199 £325 +8.33% 59
Bedfordshire 0 104 £270 -28.00% 7
Essex -21 97 £325 +8.33% 8
Suffolk +1 30 £314 +0.40% 6
Norfolk -23 24 £275 +37.50% 13
East Anglia -2 1 - -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 274 (39.54%) Active Directory
2 273 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 188 (27.13%) Windows Server
4 162 (23.38%) Windows 7
5 147 (21.21%) VMware
6 140 (20.20%) Linux
7 125 (18.04%) SCCM
8 114 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
9 113 (16.31%) Office 365
10 107 (15.44%) Windows 10
10 107 (15.44%) ITIL
11 105 (15.15%) Citrix
12 102 (14.72%) SQL
13 86 (12.41%) SQL Server
13 86 (12.41%) PowerShell
14 83 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 80 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
16 69 (9.96%) MS Exchange
17 64 (9.24%) Cisco
17 64 (9.24%) Migration
18 62 (8.95%) SAN
18 62 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
19 61 (8.80%) HP
20 57 (8.23%) DHCP
21 56 (8.08%) LAN
22 55 (7.94%) Unix
23 54 (7.79%) DNS
24 52 (7.50%) Firewall
25 51 (7.36%) Security Cleared
26 50 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 69 (9.96%) MS Exchange
2 44 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 40 (5.77%) Skype for Business
4 27 (3.90%) IIS
5 23 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (2.89%) Confluence
7 13 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.72%) JBoss
10 5 (0.72%) Mule
11 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 4 (0.58%) SAS
12 3 (0.43%) Apache
12 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 114 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.43%) Maximo
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.29%) Raiser's Edge
2 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 113 (16.31%) Office 365
2 24 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.32%) OneDrive
4 10 (1.44%) IaaS
4 10 (1.44%) SaaS
5 8 (1.15%) PaaS
5 8 (1.15%) Sauce Labs
6 6 (0.87%) G Suite
7 3 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.29%) Yammer
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.14%) GitHub
9 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 62 (8.95%) SAN
2 57 (8.23%) DHCP
3 56 (8.08%) LAN
4 54 (7.79%) DNS
5 52 (7.50%) Firewall
6 45 (6.49%) TCP/IP
6 45 (6.49%) WAN
7 40 (5.77%) Wireless
8 33 (4.76%) Skype
9 31 (4.47%) VPN
10 26 (3.75%) Internet
11 23 (3.32%) NAS
12 19 (2.74%) VoIP
13 18 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
14 16 (2.31%) HTTP
15 15 (2.16%) Bluetooth
16 14 (2.02%) VLAN
17 13 (1.88%) SSL
18 12 (1.73%) SMTP
19 11 (1.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.15%) Redis
8 7 (1.01%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.87%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.87%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.58%) MySQL
11 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.58%) SQLite
12 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (5.19%) JIRA
2 26 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 21 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 20 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (2.16%) Selenium
6 9 (1.30%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.15%) Appium
7 8 (1.15%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.15%) Bugzilla
7 8 (1.15%) WebDriver
8 7 (1.01%) Ant
8 7 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.87%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.87%) JUnit
9 6 (0.87%) Maven
9 6 (0.87%) MSBuild
9 6 (0.87%) Redmine
9 6 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.87%) Trac
General
1 34 (4.91%) Finance
2 33 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.04%) Retail
4 10 (1.44%) Banking
5 8 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
5 8 (1.15%) French Language
6 6 (0.87%) German Language
7 5 (0.72%) Billing
7 5 (0.72%) Electronics
7 5 (0.72%) Legal
7 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.72%) Publishing
8 4 (0.58%) Automotive
8 4 (0.58%) Local Government
8 4 (0.58%) Marketing
9 3 (0.43%) Advertising
9 3 (0.43%) Avionics
9 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 146 (21.07%) Analyst
2 82 (11.83%) Support Engineer
3 72 (10.39%) Desktop Support
4 58 (8.37%) Support Analyst
5 56 (8.08%) Service Analyst
6 51 (7.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 50 (7.22%) Desktop Engineer
8 47 (6.78%) Consultant
9 46 (6.64%) Developer
10 44 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
11 37 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 33 (4.76%) Architect
12 33 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 29 (4.18%) IT Support
14 28 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
15 27 (3.90%) Administrator
16 22 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
16 22 (3.17%) Server Engineer
17 18 (2.60%) Project Manager
17 18 (2.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.93%) .NET
2 24 (3.46%) Web Services
3 23 (3.32%) HTML
4 19 (2.74%) WPF
4 19 (2.74%) XML
5 16 (2.31%) REST
5 16 (2.31%) SOAP
6 15 (2.16%) CSS
7 12 (1.73%) Middleware
8 11 (1.59%) WCF
9 10 (1.44%) WinForms
10 9 (1.30%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.15%) 802.1X
11 8 (1.15%) HTML5
11 8 (1.15%) JSON
11 8 (1.15%) Spring
12 7 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (1.01%) Java SE
13 6 (0.87%) Java EE
13 6 (0.87%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.93%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.18%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.03%) Clustering
5 16 (2.31%) CESG
6 15 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.02%) User Experience
8 12 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.73%) Replication
8 12 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.59%) iPhone
10 10 (1.44%) PKI
11 9 (1.30%) AS400
11 9 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.30%) iPad
12 8 (1.15%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
14 6 (0.87%) STB
Operating Systems
1 188 (27.13%) Windows Server
2 162 (23.38%) Windows 7
3 140 (20.20%) Linux
4 107 (15.44%) Windows 10
5 80 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (7.94%) Unix
8 32 (4.62%) Windows 8
9 24 (3.46%) Android
10 19 (2.74%) Apple iOS
10 19 (2.74%) Solaris
10 19 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (2.60%) Windows XP
12 17 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (2.31%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.44%) AIX
14 10 (1.44%) HPUX
15 9 (1.30%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.44%) ITIL
2 64 (9.24%) Migration
3 38 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (4.91%) Software Engineering
5 28 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (4.04%) Service Management
6 25 (3.61%) Information Security
6 25 (3.61%) Test Automation
7 23 (3.32%) Project Management
8 22 (3.17%) Service Delivery
9 21 (3.03%) High Availability
10 20 (2.89%) Customer Requirements
11 19 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (2.74%) Disk Encryption
12 18 (2.60%) Incident Management
12 18 (2.60%) ITSM
12 18 (2.60%) TDD
13 17 (2.45%) Change Management
13 17 (2.45%) DevOps
14 16 (2.31%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 102 (14.72%) SQL
2 86 (12.41%) PowerShell
3 39 (5.63%) Java
4 37 (5.34%) C#
5 34 (4.91%) VBScript
6 33 (4.76%) C
7 31 (4.47%) Python
8 30 (4.33%) JavaScript
9 23 (3.32%) C++
10 13 (1.88%) Embedded C
10 13 (1.88%) Ruby
10 13 (1.88%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.88%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.73%) Perl
12 9 (1.30%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.15%) Apple Swift
13 8 (1.15%) Assembly Language
13 8 (1.15%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.01%) PHP
15 6 (0.87%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 51 (7.36%) Security Cleared
2 50 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (5.48%) MCSE
4 35 (5.05%) Degree
5 33 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.32%) MCSA
7 17 (2.45%) MCP
8 12 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.30%) CCNA
12 8 (1.15%) DBS Check
13 7 (1.01%) CISSP
13 7 (1.01%) ISEB
14 5 (0.72%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.72%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.72%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.91%) SLA
2 17 (2.45%) QA
3 12 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.43%) IFRS
5 3 (0.43%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.29%) ECSS
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) GLP
7 1 (0.14%) GMP
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 274 (39.54%) Active Directory
2 83 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.49%) XenApp
4 35 (5.05%) Hyper-V
5 31 (4.47%) vSphere
6 28 (4.04%) BitLocker
6 28 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.45%) XenDesktop
9 16 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.44%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.30%) Docker
12 9 (1.30%) Firmware
13 5 (0.72%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.72%) NFS
14 4 (0.58%) Samba
15 3 (0.43%) Xen
16 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 125 (18.04%) SCCM
2 21 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 19 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (2.16%) vCenter Server
6 14 (2.02%) Ansible
7 13 (1.88%) SCOM
8 12 (1.73%) WSUS
9 11 (1.59%) NetBackup
10 9 (1.30%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (1.01%) Puppet
12 6 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.72%) AppDNA
14 4 (0.58%) PowerCLI
15 3 (0.43%) vMotion
15 3 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 273 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 147 (21.21%) VMware
3 105 (15.15%) Citrix
4 64 (9.24%) Cisco
5 61 (8.80%) HP
6 36 (5.19%) NetApp
7 31 (4.47%) Symantec
8 30 (4.33%) Apple
9 26 (3.75%) Red Hat
10 23 (3.32%) Oracle
11 22 (3.17%) IBM
12 19 (2.74%) AppSense
12 19 (2.74%) Dell
12 19 (2.74%) McAfee
13 14 (2.02%) Google
14 13 (1.88%) Altiris
14 13 (1.88%) LANDesk
15 11 (1.59%) 3PAR
15 11 (1.59%) SolarWinds
16 10 (1.44%) CommVault